A special three-day guided retreat

RETREAT:  Profound Wisdom, Overcoming Obstacles and the Yoga of Inconceivability

A Post Summer Festival Review / Retreat with Gen Kelsang Thekchen

Saturday Aug. 24 to Monday Aug. 26

FREE for Gold & Platinum members. Register below or at the door.

This three day retreat will offer an opportunity to review the profound teachings from this year’s Summer Festival held at our Mother Centre, Manjushri KMC in England.

Saturday, Gen Thekchen will guide us along the meditations found in the Heart Sutra.  These meditations help us penetrate our confusion and realize the true nature of reality - emptiness.

Sunday, Gen Thekchen will guide us on a profound practice for overcoming obstacles based on this understanding of the dream-like nature of reality called The Great Mother.

Finally on Monday, Gen Thekchen will guide us on the powerful practice of the Yoga of Inconceivability which quickly leads us to the Pure Land of Keajra.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to review and meditate on the instructions we received at the Summer Festival.  You don't have to have attended the Festival to attend this retreat - everyone is welcome. 

Retreat Schedule

Saturday Aug 24

9-10:15am - Session 1

11:30-12:45 - Session 2

2:30-4 with Q&A - Session 3

7-8:30pm - Session 4

Sunday Aug 25

9-10:15am - Session 1

11:30-12:45 - Session 2

2:30-4 with Q&A - Session 3

7-8:30pm - Offering to the Spiritual Guide prayers

Monday Aug 26

9-10:15am - Session 1

11:30-12:45 - Session 2

2:30-4 with Q&A - Session 3

7-8:30pm - Session 4

Gen Kelsang Thekchen, Buddhist Monk & TeacherThis retreat will be guided by Gen Kelsang Thekchen, who is a Kadampa Buddhist monk & senior Teacher in the New Kadampa Tradition. He has been a Teacher under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for more than 25 years. Gen Thekchen has taught widely in Canada and in the UK, and is now the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa. He is well known for his ability to present Buddha's teachings in a practical, profound and often humorous way, making them very accessible and easy to practise in everyday life. 




Registration below or at the door (Cash or Card).

Post Summer Festival Retreat

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In the beginning of our practice the most essential thing is to tame our mind, for only this will enable us to benefit all sentient beings.

Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
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